Auto worker talks focus on protecting jobs, pay

Lordstown, Ohio • The day before hundreds of United Auto Workers delegates gathered to set strategy for contract talks with the Detroit Three, General Motors sent them a not-so-subtle message. GM announced a $350 million investment in a Mexican factory to build the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, currently built for all of North America at a sprawling plant in Lordstown, Ohio, east of Cleveland. At Lordstown and 11 other GM assembly plants scattered across the U.S., some workers feared their jobs c...

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